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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 7

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Isabelle Anderson stars as Cleopatra in Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of Antony and Cleopatra
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Isabelle Anderson stars as Cleopatra in Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of Antony and Cleopatra

Jun. 7-Jul. 14: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in the Ruins
This summer you can enjoy theater under the stars at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City, where the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will present two classic tales about the power of love, and the love of power. Antony and Cleopatra opens tonight and runs through July 14, while Taming of the Shrew opens June 21 and runs through August 4. Feel free to bring a picnic, a blanket, and your kids; children under 18 can get in free.

Jun. 8: Asia After Dark: Korea Seoul Train
Tomorrow night you can immerse yourself in Korean pop-culture at Asia After Dark: Korea Seoul Train. The evening of music, fashion, art, and food will include entertainment by [DJ Asu Rock] (http://asurock.com/) and Korean performance group Action Drawing HERO, which is known for combining live drawing with visual effects, mime, dance and comedy. The 21-plus event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art.

Music: “Hey, Soul Sister (Made Famous by Train)” by The Future Hit Makers

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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

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